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The First Priority of Church Leadership

The First Priority of Church Leadership John was more discouraged than ever after the Board meeting. It was another fatigued litany of excuses why they hadn’t fulfilled their commitments—again. Alone in the car, he wondered aloud, “Why am I failing to shake them out of their slumber? I have no idea how to motivate them

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Why leading change benefits you personally

What if the Lord were to reveal to you that in 10 years, your life and your ministry would be the same as it is now? Driving the same car, sitting in the same office, singing the same worship songs, preaching the same style of sermons, dealing with the same problems and problem people, attending

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3 Steps to Leadership Development

3 Steps to Developing Leaders The questions kept nagging him. He approached the Lord often in prayer, seeking wisdom and a solution to his dilemma. He knew the time for his departure was drawing near. Who would oversee his vast network of churches that stretched from Jerusalem, through Asia and southern Europe, all the way

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Reinvigorating the Aging Congregation

Reinvigorating the Aging Church I doubt the current wisdom of rescuing dying churches by merging them into larger, stronger congregations. In my opinion, church leaders who propose this solution overlook or have forgotten how change, innovation, and growth occurred among these churches in years gone by. In the past, these churches “hung on” until a

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Look for church leaders at the dinner table, not the conference table.

All across America, thousands of pastors will make a grave mistake in the next few months. They will make a serious misstep in identifying people for church leadership positions. Pastors of larger churches will have many potential candidates, so they’ll narrow the field to those who’ve had management experience in business or enjoyed success at

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